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Reflections from Amanda Sun on her Motion Design Internship

“If you want to animate, I recommend acting classes." said my supervisor Ernesta, as we worked on empty states for the Cervest platform. Thanks to COVID-19, I did not have a chance to fully execute that insight in my two and a half months at Cervest. But I look back...

Why mandatory disclosure should become the norm

The New Zealand Government’s recent announcement, requiring all banks, asset managers and insurance companies with more than NZ$1 billion in assets to disclose their climate risks—in line with the emerging global standard from the Financial Stability Board’s Task...

Cervest recognised in London Tech 50 innovation ranking

Last week Cervest was recognised as one of the capital’s most exciting technology companies. In Business Cloud’s 2020 London Tech 50 innovation ranking, we were listed—as well as the climate crisis recognised—alongside well respected organisations such as HoloMe,...

Climate security report: assessing business risk

Foreword  Today, extreme climate events are becoming a daily reality for everyone.  Stark warnings from 11,000 scientists across 153 nations state that “urgent” change is required to offset the threat to natural ecosystems and humanity.  The threat that a volatile...

Understanding Climate Security Through Assets

“Climate security” has been discussed for several years, yet understanding of the term is not widespread and lacks a clear definition. Moreover, often it is used in a limited way, failing to encapsulate the broad sense in which climate change threatens security. ...

Remote Sensing Of Planet Earth – Part 3: Modis vs Sentinel-2

In the last blog post we looked into Sentinel-2 from the European Space Agency. In this one we introduce another optical imagery sensor, called Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). MODIS has some distinctively different properties from Sentinel-2:...

Decoding Climate Uncertainty

This talk was originally given by Mark Hodgson, Chief Business Officer at Cervest, for Agri-Tech-E’s webinar “Keeping a Sunny Outlook - De-risking Agriculture Through Weather-Tech” on 29th April 2020. Summary: An increasingly uncertain climate is impacting entire food...

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Ernesta Baniulyte

Ernesta Baniulyte 
Lead Product Designer

Ernesta has been a full-stack product designer for more than five years. She has valuable experience in the B2B, B2C and B2B2C worlds, and while working at both agencies and product/service companies, she has learned to develop UX research infrastructures to support strategy.

At Cervest, Ernesta contributes to all stages of the product development process – from initial ideation to the exacting detail of UI design – finding new ways to visualise data, and ensure our product is intuitive and user friendly.

Ernesta’s decision to join Cervest was inspired by her desire to make the world a safer, better and more aware place.

Ramani Lachyan 
Junior Research Scientist

Ramani joined Cervest after obtaining her Master’s in Physics from ETH, Zurich. She brings with her valuable experience gained through working on model building and data simulation pertaining to neutrino physics.

Ramani has joined Cervest as a Junior Research Scientist and will be working on creating algorithms that allow for the extraction of physical observables from data from a range of sources.


Lukas Scholtes 
Statistical Scientist

Lukas completed his maths BSc at ETH Zurich, followed by an MSc in statistics at Imperial College. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Cervest, on the modelling of North American wheat yields via Bayesian parametric and non-parametric methods.

Following an internship in the NGO sector in Bangladesh and a stint in the world of fintech, Lukas comes to Cervest, excited to apply himself to the challenges that are arising as a consequence of unsustainable land-use policies and climate change.

Aidan Coyne
Junior Researcher

Aidan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Engineering at University College London with a focus on computer science and data informatics.

At Cervest, Aidan is working on researching and assimilating a database of articles categorising the reasons for extreme decreases in crop yields across Europe. The information will be used to help predict the impact of weather events on crop yield and contribute to  Cervest’s ability to bring clarity to decision making around climatic and extreme events.

While studying, she also volunteers with environmental conservation groups and youth engagement programmes.

Alex Rahin
Chief Product and Technology Officer

Alex is an entrepreneurial technology leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience in developing and executing innovative product and technology strategies.

Prior to Cervest, Alex served as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Beamly, a technology and data company delivering data platforms & infrastructure, data & content management solutions, and AI-powered eCommerce analytics, leading Beamly to a successful exit in 2020.

Before working at Beamly, Alex served as Chief Data Officer at Just Eat, where he built an end-to-end data organization, leading the company’s data-driven transformation with the launch of a unified customer data platform and scalable machine learning products

Earlier in his career, Alex held prominent roles at Zalando, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, and three technology startups achieving successful exits in all three.

Alex holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.